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Headline, India, ISI, Pak Army, PAK SCENE – TERRORISM, PAK US AFGHAN TIES, Talibanisation, Terrorism »

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Reuters report in The News, Oct 4, 2017
WASHINGTON: In a Senate hearing on Tuesday, the top US military officer said he believed Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) directorate, had ties to militant groups.
“It is clear to me that the ISI has connections with terrorist groups,” Marine Corps General Joseph Dunford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), told the Senate Armed Services Committee. The Pakistan Embassy in Washington did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The United States in 2012 designated the Pakistan-based Haqqani network as a terrorist organization.The …

CPEC, Headline, India »

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PTI report in Hindustan Times online,Oct 04, 2017
The Donald Trump administration threw its weight behind India’s opposition to the China- Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), saying it passes through a disputed territory and no country should put itself into a position of dictating the Belt and Road initiative.
India skipped the Belt and Road Forum (BRF) in May this year due to its sovereignty concerns over the nearly $60 billion CPEC, a flagship project of China’s prestigious One Belt One Road (OBOR), which passes through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).
Having returned from his maiden …

China, Featured »

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by Jun Mai in South China Morning Post, Oct 4, 2017
The future of Chinese anti-graft tsar Wang Qishan has become one of the hottest conversation topics in Beijing ahead of the Communist Party’s national congress this month.
Wang – party chief Xi Jinping’s right-hand man in an ongoing anti-corruption campaign that has claimed the scalps of many senior officials – has managed to maintain a relatively low profile in the past five years despite being viewed by many as China’s second most powerful man.
But even though he’s rarely spoken in …

China, Headline »

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By Mimi Lau in South China Morning Post, Oct 4, 2017
Authorities in the restive Chinese region of Xinjiang have abruptly cancelled the week-long National Day holiday “to prepare” for the Communist Party congress later this month, residents say.
The last-minute blanket order affects civil servants, employees of state enterprises and government- affiliated units as well as teachers and some students in the far west region.
Locals complained that they had to cancel travel plans after they were summoned back to work and school on Monday – the first time a “golden …

Bangladesh »

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Report in The daily star, Oct 4, 2017
The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) yesterday alleged that Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha was forced to take a month’s leave, a claim both the law minister and the attorney general termed baseless.
They said the CJ took the leave due to illness.
Mahbubey Alam, the AG, also dismissed as “not true” journalists’ suggestions that Justice Sinha was put under house arrest.
According to him, the SCBA was raising the allegations to tarnish the image of the judiciary.
Law Minister Anisul Huq said those who …

Bangladesh, India »

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by Ibrahim Hossain Ovi in Dhaka Tribune, Oct 3, 2017 at 11.55pm
Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed has urged the Indian government to remove non-tariff barriers including countervailing duty – a type of import tax – to boost the bilateral trade between Bangladesh and India.
Speaking at a bilateral meeting held by the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) in Dhaka on Tuesday, the minister said: “India has given us duty-free and quota-free access to all our products, except for tobacco and drugs. But due to non-tariff barriers, including …

Bangladesh, Headline, Rohingyas »

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Report in Dhaka Tribune, Oct 4, 2017
Myanmar will take back Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh after verification in accordance with the 1992 Joint Statement, an agreement signed between Dhaka and Naypyidaw.
Myanmar’s State Counsellor Office said this in a statement on Tuesday, after the country’s State Counsellor’s Office Minister Kyaw Tint Swe held a meeting with Bangladesh’s Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali on repatriation of the Rohingya at Padma State Guest House in Dhaka on Monday.
Minister Swe on Monday, however, did not make any comment on the repatriation process.
According to the Joint …